Research Assistant I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7146672 (Ref:15958-en_US)

Posted: May 24, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The laboratory of Dr. Xiaolong Jiang at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking applicants for the Research Assistant position. The position will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary research team aimed at understanding the brain circuits underlying epilepsy and autism. The specific goals of this position will be to use whole cell patching methods, single-cell RNA-sequencing and immunochemistry to probe morphology, electrophysiology and transcriptome of the individual neurons of brain circuits in the diseases. 

Job Duties

  • Assists PI and postdocs in patch-clamp electrophysiological recordings.
  • Performs basic immunostaining and other histological staining.
  • Single-Cell RNA sequencing or experiments using molecular and biological techniques.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments and reports to principal investigators.
  • Trains and orients less experienced research staff.
  • Defines problems and possible solutions.
  • Assign activities to less experienced research staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or a related field.
  • Two years of relevant experience.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7146672 (Ref:15958-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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